Today, RIM unveiled its vision for the BlackBerry® 10 platform at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando and released the initial developer toolkit for native and HTML5 software development. The toolkit is available today in beta as a free download from http://developer.blackberry.
Whether using the powerful Cascades framework, writing direct native code or developing in HTML5, BlackBerry 10 will empower developers to create attractive and compelling apps. The toolkit includes:
- The BlackBerry® 10 Native SDK with Cascades, which allows developers to create graphically rich, high performance native applications in C/C++ or Qt.
· The BlackBerry 10 WebWorks™ SDK, which includes support for HTML5 application developers, allowing those developers to create native-like applications using common web programming technologies.
Recent feedback for the new BlackBerry 10 platform includes:
- “RIM has got it right with the BlackBerry 10 platform. They have really streamlined the app-development process,” said Adam Linford, Truphone Head of Labs and Mobile Applications. “The platform’s support for open-source components flattens the learning curve enabling us to build a new application quickly and cost-effectively and have it ready to go when the first BlackBerry 10 devices debut.”
· “With 360 Panorama, Occipital is pushing the boundaries of photography on mobile devices. When evaluating the technical viability of a platform, we consider three areas: camera, sensors, and processing and graphics capabilities. BlackBerry 10 met and often exceeded our expectations for each of these areas,” said Jeffrey Powers, Occipital Co-Founder and CEO.
· More details about the NDK for BlackBerry 10 are posted on: http://devblog.blackberry.com/
· More details about Cascades at http://devblog.blackberry.com/
· More details about the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK are posted on http://devblog.blackberry.com/